Contributed Papers for American Public Health Association Meeting

Contributed Papers for American Public Health Association Meeting

Continuing Education University of Arizona college of pharmacy has scheduled its Ninth Annual Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar for February 6-8...

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Continuing Education

University of Arizona college of pharmacy has scheduled its Ninth Annual Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar for February 6-8, 1976, in Tucson. Theme of the seminar is "Innovative Clinical Health Services to Underserved Areas." Speakers will include Sidney Wolfe, Health Research Group, a Nader patient-oriented organization, who will speak on "Can You Meet the Consumers' Needs?" , and Donald F. Beste, ASHP president-elect, who will speak on "Drug Information NetworksWho Needs Them?". A panel of practitioners will discuss their activities in providing health care to rural and inner-city communities. Seminar will also address problems of liability and insurance for practitioners providing innovative services and will conclude with future projections by George Silver of Yale University school of medicine and public health. For further information contact Carl E. Trinca, MS, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. The seventh annual Clinical Pharmacy Program for pharmacists will be offered this summer, June 14-18, by the Division of Extension Services of the Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University. The goal of the program, under the direction of Professor Albert White, is to expose a selected number of pharmacists to the concept of a patient-oriented practice. Planning activities include medical rounds, lectures, conferences, seminars, discussions, case studies, literature searching and assignments to various hospital services. Enrollees will interact with physicians, nurses, paramedical personnel and patients. Among the many topics to be considered are disease states and their management, drug interactions, patient profiles, unit-dose medication, IV additives and laboratory testing. Only a limited number of pharmacists can be accepted; full tuition is $100. For further information, and application forms, contact Professor Albert M. White, Clinical Pharmacy Program Coordinator, Albany College of Pharmacy, 106 New Scotland Avenue, Albany; NY 12208. The topic has been chosen for a oneday seminar co-sponsored by the College and The Northeastern New York Society of Hospital Pharmacists. The seminar will be held March 28 at the College. Under the main theme of "Understanding Common Gynecologic Problems," the following topics will be discussed-"Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Genital Urinary System," Gynecologic Infections," "Contraception-The Pill and the IUD" and

Vol. NS 16, No.2, February 1976

West Virginia University school of pharmacy's 15th annual postgraduate seminar, held recently at the WVU Medical Center, prompted conversation between Dean Louis Luzzi (right), Calvin Brister (left), continuing education Coordinator, and program speakers (from left) Alfonso Tobia, SK & F; C. Wayne Weart, WVU school of pharmacy; David Morgan, WVU school of medicine; and Frank Finnerty Jr., Georgetown University. Hypertension was the theme of the seminar.

"Contraception-New Developments." For further information contact Kenneth S. Griswold, Director, Division of Extension Services, at the Albany College of Pharmacy address above. St. John's University college of pharmacy and allied health professions is planning program entitled Toxicological Aspects of Food Packaging Materials, to be held Mondays, February 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Program will cover wide variety of topics, including packaging materials, past, present and future; the plastic bottle, PVC, food-package interactions, convenience food packages, environmental problems and federal regulatory involvement in safety aspects of food packaging. College of pharmacy and allied health professions, St. John's University, also offers following continuing education this spring-February 11, 18, 25, March 3, Special Topics in Clinical Pharmacology; March 17, EighFor Medical Care Section Contributed Papers for American Public Health Association Meeting Anyone wishing to contribute to the Medical Care Section program of the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association-October 17-21 in Miami Beach, Florida-may obtain standard abstract forms from upcoming issues of the American Journal of Public Health, The Nation's Health, or by writingJulia A. James Westridge Gardens 11 5201 S. W. Westgate Drive Suite 114 Portland, OR 97221 As usual, abstracts on all topics are invited, however, the section also is particularly interested in papers relating to (1) cost effectiveness/productivity, or (2) the impact of the economy on the health care delivery system. Deadline for submitting abstracts is March 15. Authors of those abstracts selected for further considera tion will be asked to submit a short outline or dra ft (three to five pages) later in the spring. Final program selections will be made from the outlines.

teenth Annual Pharmacy Congress; April 3, Second Annual Seminar for Nurses; April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 and 25, Pharmacotherapeutics; April 25, Understanding Common Ophthalmic Problems (cosponsored with Brooklyn College of Pharmacy); and April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and 27, Interpreting Laboratory Data for Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals. For further information write Patricia A. Clamp, RPh, Director of Continuing Education, St. John's University, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Jamaica, NY 11439. The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, University of Georgia school of pharmacy, will be holding two different seminars on February 12 for the practicing pharmacist. "The Eye-Proper Care and Treatment" is designed to enable the pharmacist to more fully understand proper care and treatment of patients ' eyes with emphasis on interdisciplinary responsibilities of the pharmacist, ophthalmologist and optometrist. Specifically, subjects to be covered are Mechanism of Sight and Clinically Significant Ocular Effects; Common Ophthalmological Problems that Can Be Treated by the Pharmacist; Recognizing Ophthalmic Conditions Requiring Referral and Possible Prescription Drug Treatment; Contact Lenses, Sunglasses-Use and Care; and Over-the-Counter Ophthalmic Products. Faculty will include pharmacists, an optometrist-lawyer and ophthalmologists. The second offering is a Pharmacy Workshop on Professional Fee Determination and Reimbursement-the objective is for the practicing pharmacist to enable himself to precisely determine his actual cost of dispensing a prescription and justification procedures for reimbursement by governmental agencies. Advance registration is encouraged as workshop is limited to first 50 applicants. Date for workshop is February 12. For more information on both the above, write David A. Riley, Assistant Director for Pharmaceutical Services, Georgia Center for Continuing Education, The University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, Athens, GA 30602.


Continuing Education

A standing-room-only crowd of 250 plus pharmacists and related health professionals attended the 18th Annual Pharmacy Clinic at the University of Rhode Island in November. " Exploring MAC and Product Selection" was the topic of two-day conference. Speakers included (left to right) M. Keith Weikel, commissioner, Medical Services Administration, HEW; Kenneth Hanson, vice president, National Pharmaceutical Council, Inc.; Louis Sesti, executive director, Michigan Pharmaceutical Association; William Heller, executive director, USP Convention, Inc., and Patrick McKercher, chairperson of the clinic.

University of California continuing education program, "Streamlining Your Practice for Efficiency" will be held February 15 and 16. The program is an updated version of the university's previous course on ways to improve the operational aspects of a pharmacy practice. Later in the month, on February 22, a program on "The Pediatric Patient" will be offered in Modesto. Clinical faculty from the University of California at San Francisco campus will discuss different aspects of the care of the pediatric patient. Further information on both of these programs can be obtained by contacting Dr. Kenneth W. Lem, Division of Continuing Education in Pharmacy, Room 926-S, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143. Reducing the time and expense involved in the development and production of new drugs will be a major focus of the 15th annual International Industrial Pharmacy Conference, scheduled for February 23-27 at Lakeway Inn near Austin, Texas. Theme of the conference, sponsored by the Pharmacy Extension Service and the Drug Dynamics Institute of University of Texas college of pharmacy, will be "Investigational New Drugs and New Drug Application Submissions for Quality Drug Products." Pharmaceutical scientists from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America are expected to attend. "The Conference will bring together representatives of the Food and Drug Administration, industry and universities," says Alfred Martin, 001 director and co-chairperson of the conference. "The purpose is to help all of them reach a common understanding so the long process from conception to production can be simplified and smoothed out to arrive at safe and effective drugs." Further information and registration forms may be obtained by writing International Industrial Pharmacy Conference, Pharmacy Extension Service, . Pharmacy Building, Room 101, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712. Registrations may be sent on a space-available basis until February 23.


University of Iowa college of pharmacy will present its 1976 Spring Pharmaceutical Lecture Series on the following datesMarch 15, 29 and April 12 in Atlantic; March 16, 30 and April 13 in Webster City; March 17, 31 and April 14 in Spencer; and March 18, April 1 and 15 in Sioux City. The two-hour lectures, with discussion, will start at 8:00 p.m. each night. During the week of March 15, discussion will be on "National Health Insurance-The Issues" at each of the four locations; during the week of March 29, "The Clinical Use of Newer Antibiotics" will be covered at each of the four locations, and during the week of April 12, "The Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Geriatric Patients" will be the topic. Additional information may be obtained from Professor Wend Ie Kerr, College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. April 23 and 24 are dates for a "Pharmacy Long Weekend" cosponsored by the American Diabetes Association, Greater Kansas City Affiliate, University of Missouri-Kansas City school of pharmacy and the school of pharmacy component, West-

National Drug Abuse Conference 1976 The Third National Drug Abuse Conference will take place March 25-29 at the Americana Hotel in New York City, focusing attention on all forms of substance abuse. The Conference will be directed toward accomplishing goals not yet realized and toward presenting new approaches to the substance abuse problem. Topic areas will include Service Delivery, Clinical and Basic Research, Primary Prevention and Intervention, Evaluation, Criminal Justice and Its Impact on Drug Abuse, Legislation, and Alternatives to Drug Abuse. For further information write Joyce H. Lowinson, MD, Chief, Drug Abuse Service, Bronx Psychiatric Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1500 Waters Place, Bronx, NY 10461.

ern Missouri Area Health Education Center. A new concept in pharmacy continuing education, "The Long Weekend" is designed for both the pharmacist and spouse. The pharmacy program will offer two workshops; the spouse's program will feature visits to different locales in Kansas City and small group discussions. ''The Pharmacist's Role in Long-Term Care Facilities" is topic scheduled for April 23-presentations will be on "An Administrator's View of the Pharmacist's Role," "The View From Washington," "A Pharmacist's View of the Role," "An Educator's View of the Pharmacist's Role," and a panel discussion on "How Do You Prepare Yourself To Assume the Role?". On April 24, the workshop theme is "The Diabetic Patient" with presentations on "The Function of Insulin in Metabolism," "Clinical Course and Complications of Diabetes," ''The Control of Diabetes" "Current Concepts," and "Problems in Diabetic Therapy: Panel Presentation." For further information contact Donald Wilk, PhD, Coordinator, Continuing Education, School of Pharmacy Component, WMAHEC, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Room 312, Health Sciences Bldg., 2220 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO 64108.

A course in pharmacy management has been added to the program of continuing education courses by correspondence offered by the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Objectives of the course, which is presented in five lessons, include the study and review of contemporary principles of management with emphasis on pharmacy operations, providing a knowledge of the decision-making process and its application in dynamic management systems, and to give meaning to management terminology and principles needed to bring about efficiency of pharmacy operations. The text supplied with the mini-course is Pharmacy Management for Students ahd Practitioners by C.P. Tharp and P.J. Lecca. Ten courses are now available in the College's continuing education program by correspondence. Besides the new pharmacy management course, the others are "Antibiotics and Chemotherapy," "Pharmacology," "Toxicology,". "Clinical Pharmacy," "Drug Interactions," "Drugs of Choice," "Disease" and "Drug Abuse." Application for enrollment and further information can be obtained by writing to Dr. Byron A. Barnes, Continuing Education Division, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 4588 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110.

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